Category Archives: bike

A Tale of Two Bikes (2.5, rather)

The Wednesday after I came back from my tour, I could recover my Ducati from the shop. It had gotten a new rear tyre, a service and had been adjusted to my wishes.

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On the left: the original BMW aluminum hard cases for the R 1200 GS, made by Touratech. On the right: Touratech’s aftermarket hard cases for the R 1200 GS, the “Zega Pro 2 And-black” Version. There are some differences, obviously.

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Bike of Retirement

My Sunday was spent like this: The stop in Erfurt was at a Harley-Davidson dealer. Season opener and the german branch of H.-D. was present with a truck full of  test drive bikes. Not many interested and those who were … Continue reading

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A Man with a Goatee and an Egg of all Trades

Do you know Keith Code? He’s a brilliant riding instructor, founder of the California Superbike riding school and author of “A Twist of the Wrist” and “A Twist of the Wrist II”. I’ve been reading these books recently and have … Continue reading

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   You can get your groceries on a Panigale, thanks to a scary bag. Always using my bikes wrong… 😦

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Summer Shield

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Pixie Boots

Easily shocked (har!) heart patients please don’t click through!

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East By North-East

I’m on a tour again, and here are some photos, bit jumbled, but well, I got to be going. The road calls!

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Another Triangle

Like last year, I’m combining a trip up north to my parents and to get my bike serviced with a ride to Düsseldorf to participate in an ophthalmologist’s congress into a big triangle ride across Germany. If it’s alright with … Continue reading

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Knobby Tires


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